The party is your chance to take a first look at the 300 pairs of customized Jeans by Cheap monday. Each one has been customized by hand through bleaching, washing, sand papering or by using applications like straps, hooks and vinyl plastics. Sounds a bit dowdy, like the whole bondage and sadomasochism theme of the parties, but the jeans might actually look pretty cool and the parties may be fun!
The jeans are available from Friday and they come at the usual low Cheap monday-price.
One reason to party for all my Berlin readers is the upcoming Weekday-Store opening at Berlin Friedrichstrasse in July. Finally we get to lay hands on the cool Weekday-styles without having to travel for hours beforehand...
(picture by Cheap monday)
Reason enough for the personified superlative in the universe of fashion - Karl Lagerfeld - to conjure up an Asian inspired limited range of accessories.
The collection is not that wide, but very diverse. There are brooches and bracelets and a necklace in the shape of (or decorated with) a dragon - a very common creature in Chinese legends.
Then there's one classic Chanel handbag that got a new look by covering it completely with sequins (available in green or red).
Then there are different accessories in the form of Chinese looking dolls - and of course the "Take-away-bag". It looks like a noodle-take-away-box made from fine Chanel bouclé, with metallic borders and a chain.
The collection is inspired by China, but you can bet that it will be sold successfully all over the world. To lay hands on it will be difficult though, because it'll only be available in five Chanel boutiques worldwide...
P.S. I loooove the doll-bag!
We are now offered the chance to differ from the omnipresent clouds of perfume and deodorant worn by passersby on the street and fellow passengers on public transportation, by two new perfumes by Undercover.
In cooperation with Comme des garcons "Holygrace" and "Holygrapie" were developed. Jun Takahashi created the eau de toilettes that can be worn by women and men alike. They are based on the image of his handmade stuffed toy creature Grace and her child Grapie. The flacon may look a little granny-like, but the fragrance is really fresh and outstanding. One smells very clean, kind of the smell of babies and the other one is rather elegant with ingredients like jasmine and pepper. They kind of bild a bridge to soaps from former times...
and the RAW magazine by G-Star with the lovely Liv Tyler!
The Oscar-winning actress did several adds before and from September this year she can be seen in the new fall/winter campaign of Pringle of Scotland. So the collaboration of the almost 200 year old label and Swinton continues.
The pictures will be taken in the Scottish Highlands by New York photographer Ryan McGinley, who usually tends to picturing people nude... Alongside him Douglas Gordon, an awarded Scottish artist, who also lives in New York will be involved in the project. I'm looking forward to see what they will create!